Today, a very special post to WELCOME the new DT members over at Addicted to Stamps and More! I'm going to miss those who are leaving: Lee-Anne, Sarah, Sue, Tenia & Karen. Your gifts of creativity and warm support have touched me deeply; you've given me tremendous encouragement to 'carry on' in this sport of ours! On the plus side: I know where to find you in blog land and I'll definitely be visiting! Wishing you the best of luck on wherever your crafting journeys lead!
To the new members: what an honour to be playing alongside you as a member of this team! I look forward to the inspiration you'll be sharing with all of us!
I have, for you today, a welcome card that was inspired by the beautiful cards over at Winnie & Walter, designed by the marvelously creative Gayatri:
Now, the 'purpose' of her cards was to showcase some fabulous stenciling techniques, as you can see in her diagonal and horizontal stenciled lines. Stunning, yes?
Well, I don't have any W&W stripe stencils or small floral stamp images BUT was that going to stop me from being sparked by her inspiration? No sirreee! So...I adapted..
Obviously, I didn't play with her stamping in the stencil and adding black lines technique to the full (alright..I didn't at all!) but I did use a stencil (made with my brand-spanking new Multifaceted Cover Die), the yellow/pink combination (yummy) and black 'outlining'. Gayatri's cards have a 'light, airy' feel to them, which I also tried to mirror. Even though I strayed
somewhat a lot, I'm pleased with the result. I hope you, my new team-mates, will like this 'virtual' welcome card! THANK YOU to Gayatri for the inspiration and yep...adding some W&W stencils/masks to my shopping list. That technique is too fabulous not to try 'for real'!
My card is heading to the following galleries:
Tuesday Throwdown #250~Stencilling
AAA Cards #42~Paste/Stencil
Winnie and Walter - lined to Gayatri's post as well as to Join in to Win
Thank you so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day.\!
Stunning card, Carol! I really, really like what you did with the background piece. The colors are soft and lovely. The black flower really pops, but isn't overwhelming. The white sentiment sure adds interest, too. I like the inspiration cards a lot, too, but I think your take on it is gorgeous! :)
Beautiful! Live the way u did ur card :)
I meant love ;)
Love the background you created with the multifaceted die, so soft and pretty, and perfect with your bold flower!
Such a pretty card,Carol!!! I love...love your background and the pretty flower and sentiment die!! Beautiful job!!!
HUGS and a great weekend sweet lady,
Your take on the inspiration card is fabulous...I don't know where you get all your ideas but they are brilliant. love the stenciling with the black rose outline, soft and classy (like you). Hugs xx
Such a pretty card Carol. x :)
Well worth the stray into the 'breaking challenge rules just a bit' category! It's call creative licence...so as long as you have a 'licence' all is well! AND...this fabulous card is definitely in line for an award...not a fine! Great stenciled background - love the use of two colors. And....I adore that the wee leaf is sneaking of the paper just a bit!
I love it, c... you're rocking that W&W 'stencil' and it couldn't be prettier behind that bold black rose!
How sweet you are to create a card welcoming our new teamies!!! And such a GORGEOUS card, too! I love the softness of your stenciled background and your rose is over the top stunning, Carol! You did an amazing job combining challenges, too ~ Hugs, Barb
Ok you. Just stop now. You've blown me out of the water once again, with your beautiful creations, and I'm running out of words to express how much I like your cards. And I really like this one. REALLY like this one. Just beautiful. Bev
Oh I think your card is just as stunning without the striped stencils! I love the soft abstract stenciled background you have created here and it is just beautiful with the black silhouette and white sentiment die! Gorgeous work my friend!! ((Hugs))
Beautiful card, Carol! I love your softly stenciled background and the flower is gorgeous.
Gorgeous card...love your beautiful stenciling and those fabulous flowers are so perfect.
I love your take on Gayatri's card, Carol! Yellow and pink are a really pretty combination! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!
This is gorgeous, Carol!! Fabulous take on Gayatri's card.
Your card is gorgoeus Carol and I love the black rose! Thankyou for your kind words and I will miss being on the team with you at ATSM....but I will still be keeping up with your blog - hugs xx
Stunning! Jumped out at me from the gallery and I love it! Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.
A wonderful welcome for the ATSM team, Carol. You are just the sweetest!! Your cards are gorgeous just like you xx
Thank you for the lovely welcome card, Carol. Lovely that you thought to make one and lovely in design. I love the rose outline over the soft stenciled background.
Oh my Carol, this is so gorgeous!!! I love the pink, black, yellow and white color scheme so much. Love the stencil. Love the rose (I am awaiting shipment - lol). A beautiful welcome to your new DT members, and a fantastic card for the AAA Challenge. Love it!
Love your use of different colors with the stenciling.
This is just gorgeous. I love the faint amounts of color you stenciled, and that black outline die cut looks fantastic atop. That die is on my wish list--just moved up. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog hop card--I am back now and just starting to catch up.
So pretty, Carol ... the delicately stencilled pastel colours are gorgeous ... such a lovely soft backdrop for that fabulous outline bloom! Hugs, Anita :)
Oh, this is beautiful! Love your background and that big bloom!
Just gorgeous! Love the subtle stenciling for your background and the bold black rose adds a striking contrast! Fabulous card, Carol!
Your stenciled card is just lovely! Simply lovely! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown challenge!!
What this card is headed for is a trophy, a blue ribbon, praise and acclaim!! IT IS GORGEOUS!!! Such a soft and subtly done background with that sharp, crisp beautiful rose!! Amazing and just such a delight!! So excited to see you create because you are just overwhelming me with your awesome talent!!! Hugs to you!!
What a gorgeous card! Thank you so much for a warm welcoming! :)
How lovely of you to welcome all the newbies (and say goodbye to our team mates). Sad to see them go but also nice to have new people and ideas come into the group. I think you did a fantastic job being inspired by Gayatri. She is such an amazing designer and also comes up with incredible ideas. Fab idea to use the multi-faceted die as a stencil and the die-cut rose in black looks so clean against the white. We are so lucky in this community to be able to share and learn from each other, instead of getting all possessive of what we make. I learn something everyday going thru different blogs, although it does mean my shopping list is becoming quite long.......Hope you had a wonderful weekend. We are counting down this week to the end of school term....eeeek!!
Fabulous! Always loved that sort of die cut flowers.
Fabulous the colours and details, Carol. LOVE the die cuts.
Beautiful card. Love the beautiful stenciled background and dies. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.
Kim - TTDT
Your rocking the W&W!!! Just gorgeous!
So fabulous, Carol! Thank you so much for getting In Focus with us. :-)
that rose die cut is to die for and love the sponging on your card
ADORABLE made Miss C
WOW!! SUCH a gorgeous card!! What a wonderful intro welcome too!! You are so talented! :) HUGS
You're right--Gayatri's card is such a neat design & I love your adaptation, Carol!
Haha! I LOVE your adaptation!! Thats what make being inspired so great! You don;t have to use the same products!! The look of the card is so obviously inspired by her card!! Love it!!
Wow! Wow! Wow! I love the inspiration cards, but I am really loving your card Carol! Even though you didn't have the supplies that the inspiration cards used, you did a fabulous job creating your card with the supplies you had. And boy, am I ever in love with it! Hugs, Brenda
So very pretty, Carol! I'm really coveting that die now. You have created such amazing cards with it!
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